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April 22, 2013

2013 Aces Highlights

Come out and check out the exciting action of wood bat baseball featuring top college talent. Below are some of the 2013 highlights as captured by one of our team photographer, Mark Briscoe. Read more

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The Alexandria Aces kick off our eighth season in 2015 and we'd like for you to join our group to support, cheer and root for your 'home team', a proud member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (www.calripkenleague.org). We play at Frank Mann Field, behind Cora Kelly School, located at 3650 Commonwealth Avenue, in Alexandria, which is a part of Four Mile Run Park, right behind Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota on Route One. Thirty-five players from college, university and JUCO baseball programs from all around the United States will be coming to Alexandria, Virginia, to play wooden bat baseball at Four Mile Run Park - 'where legends begin.' While the Washington Nationals play across the Potomac River, scouts from Major League Baseball will be joining our fans at Four Mile Run as we watch our Aces strive to win the 2015 CRCBL Championship.




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July 13, 20142 months ago

Game 31 Preview: Aces vs. Redbirds

All-Star break looms as Aces and Redbirds square off

Game 31: Alexandria Aces (18-12) vs. Baltimore Redbirds (16-10)
1 p.m., Frank Mann Field, Alexandria, VA
Probable starters: Sean Thompson (3-1, 3.56) vs. Aaron McGarity (2-1, 1.05)

The Alexandria Aces begin the final quarter of the season Sunday afternoon against the Baltimore Redbirds, in the final game before the All-Star break, which begins Monday for the Aces. Sunday is the third of four matches between the Aces and Redbirds, with Alexandria winning the first two.

The two teams are in a three-team race for second place in the Cal Ripken League. Entering today the Redbirds (16-10) are just percentage points ahead of the Aces (18-12) for second place, although Baltimore has played four fewer games than Alexandria.

Sean Thompson gets the start for the Aces. The righty from Texas Tech is 3-1 with a 3.56 earned-run average this season. He’s coming off of a complete game victory over the first-place Bethesda Big Train, in which he allowed just three hits while striking out eleven. In 30.1 innings this year Thompson has given up just 20 hits and has 35 strikeouts, second most in the league behind Redbirds starter Aaron McGarity (41).

Coverage

Tonight’s game can be heard live on the Aces Radio Network with play-by-play broadcaster Lukas Favale starting at 12:55.

For live, in-game updates, be sure to follow the Aces on twitter @Alexandria_Aces. Check back here on Alexandriaaces.org for post-game coverage.

Last time out

The Aces pushed their winning streak to two behind another strong start from Tyler Tobin, who allowed just one unearned run in eight innings against the D.C. Gray, as the Aces won 4-2. The Aces offense wasn’t great, but did enough to get Tobin the lead, scoring single runs in four different innings. They scored a run in the first on an error to take a 1-0 lead. It stayed like that until the fourth, when Josh Swirchak scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 lead. Another error in the seventh made it 3-0 Aces before Tobin finally allowed the unearned run.

Alexandria would get another in the top of the eighth inning on a Swirchak sac fly to grab a 4-1 lead. Tobin’s afternoon finished with a 1-2-3 eighth inning as he ended the day allowing just four infield singles, one walk, and he recorded one strikeout. Nate Williams pitched the ninth and gave up a run but left two in scoring position to cement the win.

Scouting the Redbirds

The two-time defending postseason champion Redbirds are in the thick of the race for the number two spot in the league. At 16-10 they hold a percentage points lead over the Aces for that spot entering today. They were on a five-game winning streak before losing twice to the Dodgers Friday.

Offensively the Redbirds have the third most runs scored in the league with 139, behind only the Aces (146) and Big Train (202). As a team, Baltimore is second in the league with a .261 batting average, although only one player with significant playing time has an average above .300. That’s Gavin Sheets, who’s hitting .306 in 72 at bats and he has nine RBIs on the season.

Aaron McGarity gets the start for the Redbirds. The 6-3, 180-lb righty out of Virginia Tech is 2-1 with a 1.05 earned-run average on the season for Baltimore. In five starts McGarity has 34 innings pitched and he’s given up just 14 hits, walked three, and struck out a lead-best 41 hitters. In each of his last four starts McGarity has gone seven innings, and he’s given up just three earned runs, all of which came in one start June 23 vs. Rockville.

Head-to-head

This is the third of four meetings between the Aces and Redbirds. Alexandria has won both behind starts from John Gora. They won, 7-1, on Father’s Day at Frank Mann Field and 2-1 June 27 in Towson.  They finish the season series July 24 at Calvert Hall.

The Aces and Redbirds split four meetings in 2013, with the four games played in two doubleheaders. In Alexandria the Aces won the first game 1-0 before dropping the second game 6-2. In Towson they recorded another shutout, 3-0, before losing game two 3-1. In the playoffs, the Redbirds beat the Aces, 7-5, to advance to the championship game.

July 12, 20142 months ago

Tobin leads Aces to 4-2 win

Tobin dominates as Aces close in on second place

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tyler Tobin (George Mason) continued his impressive summer for Alexandria with another eight brilliant innings, in which he allowed just one unearned run to lead the Aces to a 4-2 win over the D.C. Grays Saturday afternoon. He now hasn’t allowed an earned run in each of his last two starts as he evened his record at 2-2 while lowering his earned-run average to 1.38.

The Aces are now a season-high six games over .500 at 18-12, just percentage points behind the Baltimore Redbirds for second place in the Cal Ripken League. Those two teams will meet tomorrow at Frank Mann Field in Alexandria at 1 p.m.

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July 11, 20142 months ago

Game 29 Preview: Aces vs. River Dogs

Aces battle River Dogs

Game 29: Alexandria Aces (16-12) vs. Vienna River Dogs (13-11)
7:00 p.m., Frank Mann Field, Alexandria, VA
Probable starters: Andrew Witczak (1-1, 1.38) vs. Dan Powers (1-1, 3.17)

After an off day Thursday the Aces are back in action Friday night as they host the Vienna River Dogs. Its the third of four matches between the teams, with the series tied at one.

The Aces lost to the Baltimore Dodgers, 7-6, Wednesday, losing in the bottom of the ninth after taking a 6-5 lead in the top of the last inning with four runs. Alexandria is now 16-12 on the season, still good for the third position in the league standing. Meanwhile the River Dogs were rained out both Wednesday and Thursday.  They’re 13-11 on the season and in fifth place in the league.

Andrew Witczak gets the start for the Aces Friday night. It will be his second start and fifth appearance for Alexandria. He is 1-1 with a 1.38 earned-run average and allowed just a run in seven innings in his start against Herndon July 5, although he did allow 10 hits in the game. In 13 total innings the lefty out of Campbell has given up 15 hits and has 11 strikeouts.

Coverage

Tonight’s game can be heard live on the Aces Radio Network with play-by-play broadcaster Lukas Favale starting at 6:55.

For live, in-game updates, be sure to follow the Aces on twitter @Alexandria_Aces. Check back here on Alexandriaaces.org for post-game coverage.

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July 10, 20142 months ago

Five Aces named to All-Star Team

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Aces will send five players to the Cal Ripken League All-Star game, the league announced today. The Aces will compete for the North Team at the All-Star game, which will take place Wednesday June 16 at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda.

The Aces will be represented by Danny Bermudez (C – Western Carolina University), Ash Fulmer (OF – University of Houston), J.D. Long (SS – Western Carolina University), Josh Swirchak (3B – Wilmington University), and Tyler Tobin (P – George Mason University).

The North Team is comprised of players from the Aces, Rockville Express, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, Baltimore Redbirds, Baltimore Dodgers, and Youse’s Orioles. Only the Redbirds (7) will be sending more players to the team than the Aces. Read more

July 10, 20142 months ago

Swirchak named Player of the Week

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Aces infielder Josh Swirchak was named Offensive Player of the Week in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League for Week 4 of the season. Before Wednesday, the rising senior at Wilmington University was on a nine-game hitting streak (17-for-28, .607 batting average) and had raised his average to .413 overall on the season.

During Week 4, which spanned June 29-July 5, Swirchak was 8-for-14 (.571), with a double, a triple, and seven runs batted in. Swirchak surged atop the league leader boards in batting average and runs batted in. He will be presented with an award before an upcoming Aces home game.

He became the third player honored by the CRCBL this season, after catcher Danny Bermudez was named Offensive Player of the Week and John Gora was named Pitcher of the Week in Week 2.

The Aces are back in action Friday against the Vienna River Dogs at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the main gate prior to the game at Frank Mann Field, 3650 Commonwealth Avenue. For all the latest Aces information, fans can visit the team’s website at www.alexandriaaces.org or follow the club on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alexandriaaces1 and on Twitter (@Alexandria_Aces).

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